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TAGO MAGO

Can

 

Krautrock

3.92 | 434 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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1 stars Odd is an understatement.

Can's Tago Mago is felt as one of the crowning achievements of Krautrock. It also helped assure me to never go anywhere further into this genre unless I'm under the heavy influence of drugs. I would describe this as a Psychological album. It tests your mind.

Speaking objectively, Can is approaching things in a rather unconventional artistic method. It's one of the earlier forms of minimalism (the droning quality and repetition) and vocals rely more an attitude than on pitch. There's no clear melody in any of the songs (not necessarily bad), and their is an abundance of psychedelic influences.

Other than being a fancy art album, I'm really at a loss trying to discern the point of this album, besides pushing buttons, boundaries, and being as odd as possible. It really comes down to personal taste. I like my art to have a point to it. I am actually a big fan of creative and different music interpretations. However, I've never found the point behind any of Tago Mago, but maybe there isn't supposed to be a point. It's supposed to just be art you accept for what it is. However, Peking O and its completely worthless and incessant babbling might be the highlight of utter uselessness in music form.

I would only recommend this to those fans of extreme psychedelic or those with drug problems who may find some sort of enlightenment in this. Being as it's considered a staple of the Krautrock genre, I'm more than willing to admit I'm a complete novice to Krautrock. But after this set of experiences, I have little desire to go any further into exploring it.

OpethGuitarist | 1/5 |

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